There are two reasons to discover what is causing your dog to behave aggressively. One reason is If you can predict when it might happen it's easier to keep other around you safer. The knowledge that your dog reacts badly when people come into the house allows you to handle the situation differently, by putting your dog into another room for example.But there is another … [Read more...] about Why is my dog acting like that?
Aggressive behavior in dogs occurs on a continuum. It can range from being completely normal and appropriate for the situation to abnormal and inappropriate. A problem can evolve slowly over time or it can seem to appear suddenly and without warning. It may occur with other behavior issues such as anxiety, or it may be influenced by health factors.When your dog first shows … [Read more...] about Do I need help for my dog?
Gut Flora and its role in health and diseaseOne of the most interesting trends in research today is how bacteria influences human health. But the role that bacteria plays in keeping us healthy and protecting us from disease is vast and complex. When the balance of this bacteria world in our gut gets upset, it may play an important role in disease development and mental … [Read more...] about Does bacteria play a role in dog aggression?
Research suggests that dogs are capable of making judgements based on our behavior. Is this something we can adapt for our shy, reactive or aggressive dogs or do they even have the same ability? Dogs Judge Unhelpful People It's more likely that dogs aren't capable of magic, but may be more in tune with behaviour than we are. But research suggests it goes beyond that. In this … [Read more...] about Are Dogs More Judgemental Than We Think?
Dog bites are a very common occurrence during the holidays. One key reason is that everyone—including your dog—is stressed. Here are just some of the things you want to consider for the holidays.Stress is a precursor to aggressionWe all experience stress from time to time. A certain amount of stress (called Eustress) is actually good for us. Eustress is … [Read more...] about Why Dog Bites Happen More Often During Holidays [Infographic]